....seems I'm always the last to know! LOLhttps://www.klr650.net/forums/announcement.php?f=79&a=89
"...The site becomes SUBSCRIPTION-ONLY December 1st, 2019..."
Have to agree with you. When the subscription thing was mentioned I went over to .net to check it out. Don't really use the site much. First thing I was greeted with was the video intro on the homepage. Wow, super cheesy. Kinda gave me a chuckle.I’ve had my KLR a few years now. I’ve never experienced any reason to look anywhere outside this forum for information. In fact, the only reason I went to .net only recently was because of this topic lol.
Those 2 girls in that forum intro over there just crack me up. That is sooooo dumb! And the color combinations...ouch they hurt to look at!
Thank you, klr4evr, for turning on the light bulb above my head, as you did by stating an obvious (to those with adequate intelligence, unlike me) fact! KLRs are an ENDANGERED SPECIES, and will, in time, become EXTINCT!Have to agree with you. When the subscription thing was mentioned I went over to .net to check it out. Don't really use the site much. First thing I was greeted with was the video intro on the homepage. Wow, super cheesy. Kinda gave me a chuckle.
I noticed an ongoing Donation thread that at the time had reached 22% of it's yearly goal. The site has always been or attempted to be a revenue stream for the owner. Fine by me, he can do what he want's, it is his site after all. What I think he is missing is the fact that there are numerous (FREE) resources on the Internet that will address just about anything KLR. The KLR isn't exactly rocket science and it's issues are relatively generic. Since Kawasaki discontinued the model it's just a matter of time when the forum traffic is limited to a group of enthusiasts who are keeping the KLR alive.
Thanks for your clarification!"Will subscription fees sustain .net?"
In reality to keep a forum open for business, Only the host needs to be paid. A reliable and reasonably fast host can be had for under $20 a month. I've tried many hosts, I now have my Oldwing forum on a $14.99 a month server and it's plenty fast and reliable.
.net is being extremely greedy IMO.